Friday, June 10, 2011

Gun Boat Sheds

On the former naval base of Holmen in Copenhagen, rows of gun boat sheds line the island of  Frederiksholm. These where used for storing the canon boats used during the so-called Gun Boat War, 1807 - 1814 between Denmark-Norway and the UK. The use of gun boats on the Danish side was a necessity after the English had stolen the fleet after the bombardment of Copenhagen in 1807. Today the protected sheds are being converted into offices for mainly IT companies and architects.